Sustrans in partnership with Peckham Platform and Southwark Council’s Culture and Arts team are commissioning a series of artworks to celebrate the often overlooked pedestrian route across Choumert Grove Car Park through the corridor to Rye Lane.
During the co-design workshops in summer 2013, Choumert Grove Car Park was identified by local people as crying out for some love and attention, in particular Lucy Carruthers had a vision for the change she would like to see there. In summer 2014 we trialled the idea with Helen Peacock’s work which was a great success and now we are commissioning an artwork for permanent display.
Artists submissions should be made to Peckham Platform, the brief can be found here: http://www.peckhamplatform.com/news/peckham-pocket-places-public-artwork-call-out
One of three Pocket Places to have permanent work installed over the coming months, Choumert Grove Car Park, or the Tower Car Park as some people know it, will soon come alive with artwork. It will adorn the walls of the corridor leading from Rye Lane to the car park, potentially continuing along the walls surrounding the circular space and on to the surface of the car park itself. The selected artist will be working closely with local people to develop the artwork, if you want to be involved please comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that the work will highlight the presence of many people walking and cycling through the car park and make the experience of using this route a much more pleasant one.
Artist submissions should be made to Peckham Platform, the brief can be found here: http://www.peckhamplatform.com/news/peckham-pocket-places-public-artwork-call-out Shortlisted artists’ will benefit from an initial artists fee to develop their work further before final selection takes place. The artwork will be installed this summer 2016. We can’t wait to see it in place.